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ESRA is pleased to announce that its 9th Conference will be held online on 2, 9, 16, and 23 July 2021 from 12:00-19:00h CET.

Short courses take place on Thursday afternoons: 1, 8, 15, and 22 July 2021.

The full program and the program at a glance are now available. The schedule refers to Central European Summer Time Zone (CEST).

We are excited to announce our keynote speakers and the new format of ESRA21 podcast.

Keynote speakers

Jonathan Burton, Associate Director Understanding Society, will give a keynote speech on “How to do surveys during a pandemic”. The preliminary schedule is on Friday 2 July from 12-13h CET

Melanie Revilla, Deputy Director Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology Universitat Pompeu Fabra, will give a keynote speech on “How to enhance web survey data and get better insights”. The preliminary schedule is on Friday 16 July from 12-13h CET 


We will end each day of the conference with a podcast (with video). Two scholars will talk about a particular topic, and a third person will be a sidekick and jump into interesting issues, as well as read out questions from the live chat. The podcast will be live, but also recorded, to enable participants to listen to it at a different point in time. 

Here is the preliminary schedule:

July 2, at 18:15-19:00h CET: Surveys during a pandemic. A podcast with Tom EmeryTim Hanson, and Daphne Ahrendt

July 9, at 18:15-19:00h CET: Data linkage and data sharing. A podcast with Emanuela Sala, Florian Keusch, and Annette Jäckle

July 16, at 18:15-19:00h CET: Polling. A podcast with Patrick Sturgis, Courtney Kennedy, and Peter Lugtig

July 23, at 18:15-19:00h CET: Surveys past, present and future. A podcast with Annette Scherpenzeel, Caroline Roberts, and Eldad Davidov